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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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how's your RG 1527??

I'm a college student (Berklee college of music) and they pretty much milk me for every penny I have...

anyways I'm not bringing my jem7v there as Id like to keep her as mint as possible while still playing her every day ( why do I refer to my guitars as girls?) so I bought an RG1527... its right in my price range and I've always wanted a 7 string. I thought about getting a used UV but for that price it'd be semi-beat up and I like prefect looking instruments.

aside from the pickups (I also got a tone zone 7 and an air norton 7 for the guitar) how do you think this guitar ranks? Is it clear when you play it that it's a prestige? granted the 2027 has a double edge, but other than that isn't the nect the same? And because it's a prestige doesn't that mean that it gets the same tone wood and same craftsmanship as lets say a 3120? possibly even a UV?

it hasn't come in yet so I'm hoping it really is a steal for the price. I love the fact that it has an edge pro 7 trem...

anyways what do you think? how does it compare? how does the tone Zone 7 sound in a basswood guitar
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 02:38 PM
 
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Well, I'm extremely happy with mine. Everything on it seems pretty solid, and I haven't had any trouble with mine yet. The neck is wonderful. I haven't played a 2027 so I can't comment there, but I can say that it's comfortable and playable even for someone like me with moderately small hands. I haven't actually played a guitar with Tone Zone in it, but from what everybody says, and the samples I've heard it sounds GREAT. Actually, I think I'm going to try to get ahold of another RG 7 and put a Tone Zone in it. Personally, I think you've made a GREAT choice. The pickups sound great, and the guitar is one of the best values I've ever seen. If you just showed it to me, and I didn't know what it was, I would think that it would retail for $900 to $1000. At the price you pay for it, you can afford to put new pickups in it and do some custom work on it and turn it into a really nice guitar for less than you'd pay for a new UV.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 02:44 PM
 
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thing is that, flat and thin necks are good for small hands
but for people with rather normal/long fingers, like me, they can be a pain in the arse! especially the edges, they seriously hurt my hand, especially when playing with the "rock hand position" with thumb over the neck you know.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 02:52 PM
 
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im realy happy with mine (im in the u.k so its pear black with an ultra 7 neck)

its realy good, very solid and a stunningly priced guitar for how good it is, ive had no probs with it.

i ushaly dont take well to 7strings but this was perfect right away.

im gona put a TZ7 in brdge and an AN7 in neck, they are on there way and i ahve used this guitar with them in and i can say it was very impressive with the combo.

its def the only 7string ive used (ive tryed alot) that ive realy liked i have pretty much no complaints and im pretty particular about my guitars so....................
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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wow thanks for the quick response!!!

actually I have normal sized fingers (length wise) but I typically don't play with the "rock hand position" more of a classical guitar players position, unless I'm doing some bluesy sounding things...

when I got my JEM 7 I had previously owned (and still do) a Les Paul standard so even with the jem7s "beefier" neck my hands hurt til I moved away from holding the guitar more in my palm.

I guess I'll just have to get used to the wider neck
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 05:31 PM
 
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So far I love my RG1527. It is the only 7-string I've ever played. In fact, I ordered it without ever playing a 7-string. The neck took a little bit of getting used to. I have meaty palms and short stubby fingers, so a different hand position was needed. The price I paid was well below what I would expect to pay for such a fine instrument. The overall build quality is excellent for the price. I'm thinking about a Duncan Invader or Custom in the bridge and a Jazz in the neck. If anyone has experience with these pickups, I would like to hear about it.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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actually before I put EMGs in my les paul I had duncans in there, invader in the bridge and a pearly gates in the neck, they're great pickups...

...but I'm a loyalist to Dimarzio I just think they sound better. Most duncans sound like slight variations of the classic PAF design, where as Dimarzio seems to be more experimental in getting awesome pickup tones
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 05:52 AM
 
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i just setup a friend's 1527, and all i can say is: i can NOT believe it!
and i'm used to Ibanez quality standards, as an Ibanez collector, so...

trust me, if you ever think to get one, well, you'll never regret.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 06:22 AM
 
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I'm still drooling over the Japan Only RG15271 hardtail.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 09:16 AM
 
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i'm myself drooling on those XL neck RGs
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez should start using string throughs instead of hardtails...

but I love whammy work so a stringthrough double locking bridge like the edge pro is a drem come true...

side not: has any body noticed better sustain or improved tone than a lo pro edge?

p.s. are the XL necks the baritones?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 01:51 PM
 
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yeah, they are 27"
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2003, 03:06 AM
 
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has any body noticed better sustain or improved tone than a lo pro edge?
i have noticed it.
but maybe it was just my impression, who knows...
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2003, 06:40 AM
 
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just an impression
i've played a 1570, 2570, 2077, didnt notice anything
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